MassDEP Northeast Regional Office

Conduct a file review and find information on facilities, sites, and projects in the northeast region.

MassDEP's Northeast Regional Office serves 84 cities and towns (listed below) located in northeastern Massachusetts. The region spans from the New Hampshire border south through metropolitan Boston to Quincy and is bounded on the west by a line that extends roughly from Ashland to Westford.

Location, Hours and Contact Information

205B Lowell Street
Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887
Main Phone: 978-694-3200
Service Center: 978-694-3200
Permit Assistance: 978-694-3246

8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Additional Resources

File Review Northeast Region

You may review the MassDEP Northeast Region's non-confidential files Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. You can request an appointment to review files by:

File Review Procedures

Your appointment MUST be confirmed.

You may request up to eight file folders during one appointment. The request should be organized and complete to ensure the correct files are provided, so please research your site or sites before making an appointment.

Your appointment isn't confirmed until you hear from the Service Center. If the Service Center does not respond to your appointment request within a reasonable time, please re-submit your request. Due to the amount of requests received, appointments are typically booked for the next seven to fourteen business days. If you have an urgent need to view files in less than this time period, you must speak directly with a staff member of the Service Center. Seats are limited and customers are served on a first come - first served basis.

You can get photo copies and faxes for 20 cents per 8" x 11" page. Fees vary for other size pages.

You can only pay with checks, which should be made payable to Commonwealth of Massachusetts. There is a $15 fee for returned checks.

Arrangements can be made to have files sent out to a copy service, which is recommended for any large documents.

If you are unable to keep your appointed time, you must call and cancel your appointment by 12:00 p.m. the previous business day.

Required Information

All requests must include:

  1. Your name
  2. Company name
  3. Telephone number
  4. Relevant information as detailed below:

For spills of oil and hazardous material and contaminated sites regulated under MGL Chapter 21E

If not, please provide the:

  • City/town
  • Street address
  • Site name (if applicable)
  • DEP Site/RTN # (if known)

For All Others (RCRA, Solid Waste, Right to Know, TURA, Air Quality, Wetlands, Water Supply, Water Pollution) be as specific as possible and supply the:

  • File # if known
  • Complete name
  • Complete address (business or residence)

Northeast Region Features

The Northeast Region is the most industrialized and populated of the four regions (with almost three million residents) and is comprised of 84 cities and towns situated in northeastern Massachusetts. The region spans from the New Hampshire border south through metropolitan Boston to Quincy and is bounded on the west by a line that extends roughly from Ashland to Westford.

The industrial base is mixed, ranging from high tech companies along Route 128 to durable goods manufacturing and petrochemical firms in the greater Boston area. The region also is home to a number of large power plants, major airports and seaports, and the transportation network that supports those facilities and links them with economic centers up and down the Eastern Seaboard.

Although chiefly urban and suburban, the region includes rural areas to the northwest and southwest of Boston. Its coastline, including Boston's inner harbor and Cape Ann, and nine river basins - Charles, Ipswich, Merrimack, Mystic, Neponset, Parker, Shawsheen, SuAsCo, Weir & Weymouth - are the region's predominant natural features.

Cities and Towns in the Northeast Region

Amesbury
Andover
Arlington
Ashland
Bedford
Belmont
Beverly
Billerica
Boston
Boxford
Brookline
Burlington
Cambridge
Carlisle
Chelmsford
Chelsea
Concord
Danvers
Dedham
Dover
Dracut
Essex
Everett
Framingham
Georgetown
Gloucester
Groveland
Hamilton
Haverhill
Ipswich
Lawrence
Lexington
Lincoln
Lowell
Lynn
Lynnfield
Malden
Manchester-by-the-Sea
Marblehead
Medford
Melrose
Merrimac
Methuen
Middleton
Milton
Nahant
Natick
Needham
Newbury
Newburyport
Newton
North Andover
North Reading
Peabody
Quincy
Reading
Revere
Rockport
Rowley
Salem
Salisbury
Saugus
Sherborn
Somerville
Stoneham
Sudbury
Swampscott
Tewksbury
Topsfield
Tyngsboro
Wakefield
Waltham
Watertown
Wayland
Wellesley
Wenham
Westford
West Newbury
Weston
Westwood
Wilmington
Winchester
Winthrop
Woburn

 

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